THE PSYCHIC VIEW – ‘Spellbound’
by Marjorie Young
My work as a psychic brings with it plenty of misconceptions. I’ve been asked everything from if I’m working with Satan to if I can control the weather. The answer to both is ‘no’ by the way. But perhaps the most frequent mistaken notion is being equated with someone who ‘cast spells’ over others….in other words, am I a ‘witch?’
I can hardly speak for all psychics everywhere, but as for me, not only do I not cast spells, but even if I possessed that particular ability, I would never use it! Clients do, upon very rare occasion, request that I ‘hex’ an ex-boyfriend or husband who has abandoned the relationship…or conversely, to brew up a ‘love spell’ to bring him or her back. We’re all aware that breakups are never easy, but if a romance have any hope of working, both partners must at least participate of their own free will! But logic does not always take precedence when dealing with matters of the heart.
To demonstrate the injustice of ‘casting a spell,’ I always suggest turning the tables. What if my client wanted out of a negative relationship? What if her partner was physically or emotionally abusive? Or perhaps the cause was more benign; that he ‘lacked ambition’ for example, making her know he wasn’t the one for her? What would her reaction be if she decided to leave…only to have him drag her back by means of ‘witchcraft’? Or what if her vengeful ‘ex’ hired someone to conjure up ‘hexes’ making her lose her job, fall ill, or somehow doom every new liaison to failure?
Naturally, the very thought of such base retaliation would leave my client filled with indignation. Yet, similar blatant manipulation had appeared justified if she was the one wielding it! Imagining the shoe on the other foot, however, usually is sufficient bring people to their senses; curing them of trying to ‘even the score’ or coerce someone into a romance using tactics of the occult.
Life is always filled with dramatic ups and downs, yet be assured that every unfolding event presents an opportunity to learn, grow, and gather strength, courage, and wisdom. Attempts to manipulate the actions of others is always a losing proposition. Even should a ‘spell’ succeed, it would accomplish little other than harming both the perpetrator and the victim. Letting go is seldom easy, but it brings far greater rewards than holding on to hurt.
Requests for ‘spells’ aren’t always limited to relationship issues, by the way. I’ve been asked to get someone into the college of their choice, to insure an upcoming job interview or audition is a success, and so on. In such cases, I remind my clients is their own preparation and hard work that will be the deciding factor…plus numerous circumstances beyond their control. Obviously, they should do their absolute best in going after their goals; thus insuring no cause for regret whatever the outcome. And even if I were able to discern the results in advance, this would be one bit of information I would not willingly share. Summoning the courage to go after your dreams without guarantee of the outcome is part of every person’s fascinating, complex, and elaborate journey…and a very precious part at that.
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It's good to see your column again. I always enjoy your thoughts, and this month is no different. Even if you were able to nudge a relationship or some other wish to the requester's advantage, there would be little or no " learning from experience". Whether the outcome of a wish is positive or negative, there are lessons to be learned, and those are the valuable gems in the journey of life.
Thank you for this important column and message. The profound implications of attempting to bend or affect another human being's will is a dark and selfish quest. So much of the suffering of life on this planet is created by this. This column so beautifully addresses this spiritual principle.
The underlying theme here is fascinating: we have a different standard for ourselves than others. Inevitable maybe, but much human suffering begins right there! Marjorie's comments are singularly helpful.